AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

Fancy Mouse Genes, Alphabetical Name Listing

Agouti-based Colors


For more mouse genetics, see the AFRMA Mouse Genetics book, the articles on the Info Pages, and the article Mouse Keeping: Linkage.
See the AFRMA Mouse Color Standards book and the Standards pages for photos.

Go to Fancy Mouse Genes, Alphabetical Name Listing for a complete list.

Go to Fancy Mouse Genes, Black-based Colors,
Fancy Mouse Genes, Marked Mice, or
Fancy Mouse Genes, Coats & Misc.

See also Fancy Mouse Genes, Genetic Code Listing for breakdowns by genetic code.


Agouti-based Colors
A
AgoutiAA or Aa (i.e. A–)
Agouti: BlueAA dd
Agouti: Blue: pink-eyedAA dd pp
(Argente Creme)
Agouti: DoveAA bb dd
(Blue Cinnamon)
Albinocc (covers up the actual color/marking so can be either an agouti-based or black-based color; a.k.a. P.E. White)
ArgenteA– pp
Argente: BlueAA dd pp
Argente: ChampagneAA bb pp
Argente: DoveAA bb dd pp
Argente CremeAat cchcch pp or AA cchcch pp or AA dd pp
B
Blue AgoutiAA dd
Blue CinnamonAA bb dd
(Dove Agouti)
BrindleAvy (Avy gene causes stripes in color; Viable Yellow gene)
C
ChinchillaAat cchcch
Chinchilla: BlueAat cchcch dd
(Squirrel)
Chinchilla: pink-eyedAat cchcch pp
(Argente Creme)
CinnamonA– bb
Cinnamon: BlueAA bb dd
(Dove Agouti)
Cream: black-eyedAy– B– cchcch
(chinchillated Fawn)
Cream: ruby-eyedAy– bb cchcch
Cream: pink-eyedAya cchcch pp or Aya dd pp or
aa bb cchcch dd pp (chinchillated Dove)
D
Dove AgoutiAA bb dd
(Blue Cinnamon)
F
Fawn: black-eyedAyA or Aya (Ay) (Ay gene changes agouti color to all yellow; called Agouti Yellow or Lethal Yellow)
Fawn: pink-eyedAy– pp
G
Gold: black-eyedAy
Gold: pink-eyedAy– pp
O
OrangeB– ee, bb ee, Ay, Aya pp
R
RedAy– bb
S
SableAyat U–, Aya, Ayat
Sable: BlueAyat dd U–
Sable: ChocolateAyat bb U–
Sable: DoveAyat bb dd U–
Sable: MartenAyat cchcch U–
Silver AgoutiAA cchcch
Silver Agouti: pink-eyedAA cchcch pp
(Argente Creme)
Silver BrownAA sisi
Silver FawnAyA sisi
Squirrelcchcch dd
(Blue Chinchilla)
T
Tan: AgoutiAat
Tan: ArgenteAat pp
Tan: CinnamonAat bb
W
White: pink-eyedcc (albino; covers up the actual color/marking so can be either an agouti-based or black-based color) or cece pp or cec pp or chc pp. Note: extremely diluted P.E. Self colors or a P.E. Marked with all markings bred off can look like a P.E. White
White: black-eyedcec, Ay– cece, A– B– cec, cece ee, ss, Ww, ss Ww

Note: Capital letter=dominant genes unless otherwise noted; lower case letter=recessive genes

“–” means that either the dominant or recessive allele could occupy that space without affecting the outcome

Note: Lilac U.S. = Dove U.K. (P.E. Black), Dove U.S. = Lilac U.K. (Chocolate Blue or Dilute Chocolate)

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Updated March 19, 2016